Musical Company, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 1626

Musical Company, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 1626

olieverf op paneel, h 63.5cm × w 48cm. More details

This curious painting refuses to divulge its secrets. The image can be interpreted as an admonition to praise God with singing and music-making, but also as a risqué scene of seduction. The young woman’s gaudy garments and red shoes are in questionable taste, and the old woman looks suspiciously like a procuress. Perhaps the painting contains a warning against immoral conduct.

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn Myths and symbols Caravaggism

Collections with this work


Roodkapje LittleRedRidingHood by yvonne klop

yesterday - 42 works

Muziek & dans by Jos Uitenbogaard

yesterday - 90 works

Potential Gifts by B O'Neil

yesterday - 55 works

Make your own creations with this work